> That sucks, laptops are especially bad with the frequent spinning up and down of
> the drives. I'm convinced power saving kills drives.
Actually I turned that off - just the LCD shuts down unless battery power is too low in which case it hibernates.
> I usually replace a drive with a new one rather than wait for the turn around,
> sometimes that allows me a chance to possibly access the data of a dying drive
> in a master slave situation.
> Then send the dead one in for warranty.
Good idea. In my case $ is a factor & it died at a bad time to do that. I have no spares at the moment.
Of course you can get an advanced RMA which gets the replaacement in your hands faster.
> I always check warranty replacements and if they are old or have remanufactured
> stickers they will not be trusted in an important situation.
> I seem to be getting my RAC comming back up slowly.
> I like the award of credit based on flops, but the standard software sucks and I
> haven't found anything that is optimized for the AMD64 dual core CPU with SSE3
> in Linux. (Crunch3r seems to be involved in a feud with some at setiathome and
> has suspended his clients)
> Faster machines give away a lot without the enhancements and AFAIK if you do the
> work and get credit for the flops then doing it in 1/2 the time by taking
> advantage of modern instruction sets is not cheating.
Yeah I don't understand this feud. Now if you go to Crunch3r's site, it redirects you to Einstein@Home! I figured this was bad news - when I checked the SETI@home boards, it seems Crunch3r has not only stopped contributing his clients but has deleted the source code from his PC & asked people to stop using his client. Make what you want of it - I'm not telling you what to do.
BTW I agree with your opinion on not cheating. It's too bad they can't work together to just improve the core clients.